Do you have Someone in your life who is messy?
Someone who leaves things lying around? Someone who cannot lie about their whereabouts because they leave their shit in the middle of every room? Even though you have set up very specific areas for certain things, is Someone always asking, “where’s my wallet, keys, belt…?”
Do you have Someone in your life who can mess up a room, just by looking at it?
You do? I’m glad I’m not the only one.
Just briefly, here are the top few things things that really piss me off about certain, ahem, Other People….
Making a coffee
Result: Coffee drips down the front of my white cupboard, Coffee granules around the grinder. The drip attachment thingy in the sink, not emptied.
Impact: I can’t put anything down on the area around the machine because ground coffee will inevitably stick to it. Our old and tiny kitchen looks even worse than it usually does. I have to clean the machine and surrounding area, every single time.
Solution: Clean the fucking coffee machine.
Having a shower
Result: Wet puddles on the floor. Dirty clothing left in bathroom, (with my personal favourite, undies and pants removed in one clean sweep). Wet towels left in the bedroom.
Impact: I have nearly slipped which could cause me to break bones. Or fall and die. I have to detangle used underwear from clothing when I do the laundry, which is particularly unpleasant. Wet towels are often left on my side of the bed or chucked somewhere else – I have no idea what is clean or dirty and I have to rewash things, regardless.
Solution: For fuck’s sake, use a bathmat, take off one item of clothing at a time and put dirty towels in the laundry basket, (it’s right next to the bathroom).
Changing clothes after work
Result: Suit jackets left either in the car or on the back of a dining room chair. Pile of suit pants left upstairs on the couch in front of the wardrobe. Used shirts left in a crumpled heap. Dress shoes left wherever they’re removed.
Impact: I cannot bear to look at the pile of clothing, yet is doesn’t seem to worry Others. This means I have to put away my own clothing, the kids clothing and also Other People’s clothing. This is simply unfair. Furthermore, money is wasted unnecessarily on dry cleaning because suits tend to lose their sharpness from lack of hanging. As well as this, I am always tripping over size 12 shoes, which is really annoying.
Solution: Put fucking suits and shoes away. It takes about one minute.
Shaving head and face
Result: All shaving implements left out – brush, razor, shaving cream and clippers. Little hairs left in and around the sink.
Impact: All shaving stuff lying around makes our tiny vanity unusable, so when the kids or I get home and have to go potty, we need to clean up said shaving stuff, before we can wash our hands. Also, removing tiny hairs from the basin is tedious and time consuming, especially where hair clipper oil is involved.
Solution: When shaving is complete, put the shit away and clean up the fucking mess.
I cannot live in a dirty home. I have to clean it.
I hate clutter. I’m forever packing things away, or getting rid of unused items. My two kids do a great job of mucking things up with their toys and biscuit crumbs, so I can usually be found cleaning, something…
My house is old and daggy, so when it does get messy, it looks extra messy.
The truth is, it drives me Fucking BONKERS.
Even worse, I am the only person who does these thankless chores.
It’s my birthday today.
This year I don’t want anything special.
I just want to clean my house and have it stay that way.
Is that too much to ask?
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